Oncology Brain Tumor Program

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Oncology Brain Tumor Program

The Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at Children's Mercy provides comprehensive clinical care for brain tumor patients. 

Brain Tumor Program Staff

Patients are cared for by a team of specialized physicians. Led by Kevin Ginn, MD, the team includes oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurologists, rehabilitative professionals, and other clinical staff. Twice a month, multidisciplinary patient care conferences allow providers to discuss patients' treatment and needs. 

Department Highlights

  • The program focuses heavily on coordination of therapy and pursuing cutting-edge clinical trials to discover new forms of treatment.
  • We are launching new research collaborations with local and national groups to increase treatment success rates for brain tumor patients.
  • Children's Mercy treats nearly 200 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year – in 2012, 39 of those patients were diagnosed with brain tumors.
  • Our clinical team focuses on treating a full range of conditions related to brain tumors in pediatric patients, including rare diagnoses such as high-grade gliomas, difficuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors.


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